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'Our Town' Auditions Launch New Canaan Town Players' 67th Season

Julie Bell Petrak will direct the New Canaan Town Players' production of "Our Town." Open auditions will be held Aug.26-27.
Julie Bell Petrak will direct the New Canaan Town Players' production of "Our Town." Open auditions will be held Aug.26-27. Photo Credit: Courtesy New Canaan Town Players

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The Town Players of New Canaan will hold open auditions for "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder on Aug. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park.

This year will also mark the 31st year the Town Players have called the Powerhouse home.

"New Canaan is a perfect place to do this play," Sheri Dean, co-president of the Town Players said, in a statement.

Dean went on to credit the "distinct identity and plenty of colorful characters" of the community, comparing it to Grover's Corners--the fictional setting for the play.

The production will be directed by Julie Bell Petrak and will open on Oct. 25.

Other offerings for the new season will include:

  • A holiday "panto," a musical comedy for children and adults, directed by Patrick Kiley--in December;
  • "The Governor's Son," a new political drama by local playwright Jim Gordon, directed by Gary Battaglia--opening in February;
  • "Skylight" by David Hare, winner of the "Best Play" Tony in 1997, directed by Tim Cronin--in May; and
  • "Lend Me a Tenor" by Ken Ludwig, a popular farce comedy directed by Tom Butterworth--in summer of 2014.

For questions about "Our Town" auditions, please contact the director at juliebellpetrak@gmail.com . Scripts are available at the New Canaan Public Library.

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